EMT’s worst fear comes true

"So, I sat there and I prayed because I didn’t know what else to do and I know they were gone"

(KOB) – A mother that had spent 20 years as EMT talked to KOB about the hardest case of her career.

Jessie Carabajal works as an EMT for a service that is south of Gallup. Her shift last Friday, Sept. 9, started like any other day.

“And we heard a call come in that there was an unresponsive female, and it looked like a vehicle accident. So, I told my partner lets go, we gotta go. We were tired, we hadn’t eaten,” said Carabajal

Jessie says she and her partner knew the area pretty well. The call took them to Ramah, southeast of Gallup.

“My partner said this ones gone…ect…so I went to the patient that I was gonna have and I looked…And, I said oh my gosh, that’s my daughter, and I looked real quick back to the other patient and I said, oh my god that’s my other daughter,” said, Carabajal.

Both of her adult daughters, dead: 34-year-old Kaylessa and 29-year-old Kaylena.

“So, I sat there and I prayed…because I didn’t know what else to do and I know they were gone. It was one of my biggest fears as an EMT,” said Carabajal.

She also saw the driver she believes to be responsible for the crash.

“And the momma anger, you know. You’re a mom and hurts your child…I took off after him, out of anger, but one of the Cos grabbed me…And, I just let it go,” said Carabajal.

Kaylessa and Kaylena left behind three daughters between them; ages 14, 13, and 9.

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